Nigeria’s Super Falconets achieved a convincing 7-0 win against Niger Republic in their opening match of the inaugural West Africa Football Union Zone B U-20 Girl’s Cup. The game took place at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana’s Ashanti region, as reported by OJB Sports.
The match faced a one-hour delay, as organized by the tournament officials. However, once it commenced, Esther Ajakaye wasted no time and scored the first goal for the Falconets in the 4th minute from a close-range shot, setting the tone for their title aspirations.
Ajakaye, renowned for her standout performances in the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, continued to torment Niger with another close-range finish, securing her second goal in the 13th minute. Chinyere Kalu extended the lead to 3-0 with a remarkable long-range strike after 30 minutes of play.
The first half concluded with this comfortable lead, and the team carried their momentum into the second half, quickly adding a penalty goal by Adoabi Okah in the 49th minute, bringing the score to 4-0. Ajakaye then completed her hat-trick in the 54th minute, showcasing her skill and composure in the box.
In the 64th minute, Victoria Alani took a shot from a distance, which resulted in a goal due to an unfortunate mistake by the Nigerien goalkeeper, who allowed the ball to slip through her legs.
As the match neared its end, substitute Chioma Olise headed the ball into the net in the 90th minute, securing the seventh and final goal for the Nigerian team.